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Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)

No profanar el sueño de los muertos (original title)
R | | Horror | 1 June 1975 (USA)
A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers.

Director:

Jorge Grau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristina Galbó ... Edna Simmonds (as Christine Galbo)
Ray Lovelock ... George Meaning
Arthur Kennedy ... The Inspector
Aldo Massasso Aldo Massasso ... Detective Sgt. Kinsey
Giorgio Trestini Giorgio Trestini ... PC Craig
Roberto Posse Roberto Posse ... Benson
José Lifante ... Martin West (as Jose Ruiz Lifante)
Jeannine Mestre ... Katie West
Gengher Gatti ... Keith
Fernando Hilbeck ... Guthrie Wilson
Vera Drudi Vera Drudi ... Mary
Vicente Vega Vicente Vega ... Dr. Duffield
Francisco Sanz Francisco Sanz ... Perkins
Paul Benson Paul Benson ... Wood
Anita Colby Anita Colby ... Nurse
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Storyline

A cop chases two young people visiting the English countryside, suspecting them of a local murder; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by radiation being used by area farmers as a pesticide alternative. Written by Jojo Mac

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Once you've seen it, you'll never stop talking about...[Breakfast at the Manchester Morgue] See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish | English | Italian

Release Date:

1 June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(R-rated) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film has a grand total of 16 alternate titles from its various international releases. See more »

Goofs

During the zombie attack scene on the hospital stairway, a zombie has part of his chest sliced off by an ax. In the next shot, that part of his chest is undamaged. See more »

Quotes

policeman: I'm mad for apples, me!
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Alternate Versions

In the UK, there were 2 pre-VRA videos of this film. The first was by VIP under the title 'The Living Dead' and is uncut. The second was by LVC under the title 'Don't Open The Window' and is the same as the US R rated version See more »

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Referenced in Shaun of the Dead (2004) See more »

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Stylish, but regretfully overlooked zombie fun!
2 September 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Corpses who seem to have risen from their graves infest an isolated piece of countryside and walk among the living again…Shortsighted and prejudiced critics might easily refer to this as another gem that tries to pick in on the success of George A. Romero's classic `Night of the Living Dead'. On top of that, `Let Sleeping Corpses Lie' is an early 70's Spanish/Italian co-production and those movies automatically get categorized as meaningless garbage. But, if you decide to ignore this movie due to these reasons, it's your loss. You'll miss out on one of the most imaginative and clever zombie films ever made! Jorge Grau's modest horror masterpiece is stuffed with ingenious findings, strong plot-twists and adorable black humor. And surprisingly great acting too, as Ray Lovelock (Autopsy) and Christina Galbo (What have you done to Solange) form a lovely horror couple. They're stuck with each other after a silly accident and continue their trip together. Ending up in a quiet little village, they discover that experiments with ultrasonic agriculture methods have disastrous effects on the nerve systems of primitive life forms, causing babies to act homicidal and the dead to live again. The dumb cops, however, have no ears for the warnings and the Inspector considers the couple to be Bonnie and Clyde-like Satanists. `Let Sleeping Corpses Lie' is an excellent horror film with a lot of style and substance. The film contains a lot less nauseating butchering than you might expect but the few sequences in which zombies are devouring their victims are pretty damn gory. The photography is beautiful and you should be prepared for a few impressive shocks that'll hit you like a ten-ton hammer. Highly recommended to all horror fans!


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